In order for the engine in your Dodge to run correctly, it must know when to open the exhaust and intake valves for the combustion chambers. The Dodge timing belt is one of the parts that are responsible for controlling the timing of the valves, in partnership with the camshaft and crankshaft. It connects the camshaft to the crankshaft, and the camshaft has special teardrop-shaped segments that physically open and close the valves, at the correct time and in the correct sequence. Using the special pulleys that the Dodge timing belt rides on, the performance of the engine can be adjusted. The camshaft and the crankshaft run at a set speed, but the degree of rotation can be adjusted between the parts. Adjusting the Dodge timing belt so that the camshaft rotates a few degrees before the crankshaft is called retarding the timing. When adjusting the camshaft to rotate ahead of the crankshaft, it is called advancing the timing. By making the adjustments to the Dodge timing belt, one can make the engine perform well only at high speeds, or the engine could be adjusted to run well at all speeds, as well as anywhere in between. If the Dodge timing belt happens to break, the engine will no longer run at all. On most cars, the part should be checked at anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 miles. If you need a new Dodge timing belt, you will find the correct part for many vehicles in our online catalog, at a very low price. The order for your new Dodge timing belt can be placed through our secure online ordering system, or with a toll-free call to our sales department.